Squa Pan

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Squa Pan

Postby BAR » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:19 pm

Is there now or was there ever a "Y" at Squa Pan where trains could be turned? I can't remeber if there is/was an actual "Y" or just the two diverging lines to Caribou and Fort Kent. Thanks.

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Re: Squa Pan

Postby AVR Mark » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:17 pm

According to Historical Topo Maps (historical.mytopo.com) from 1953 and 1934 there was a Wye at Squa Pan Jct. (Ashland, ME Quadrangle, Southeast). The 1953 version shows more tracks south of Route 11 than the 1934 version does. These maps are a great resource for research of any kind. Also a quick check using Google Earth shows the Wye quite clearly. It appears to be currently usable.

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Re: Squa Pan

Postby BAR » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:53 pm

Thanks Mark. I have been to Squa Pan but couldn't remember the track configuration.
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Re: Squa Pan

Postby mwhite » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:58 pm

The wye is in use. It is the only place north of Oakfield where equipment can be turned since the wye in Fort Kent was removed a few years back.
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